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free on board

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adverb, adjective
  1. f.o.b.

Origin of free on board

First recorded in 1920–25

f.o.b.

or F.O.B.

Commerce.
  1. free on board: without charge to the buyer for goods placed on board a carrier at the point of shipment: automobiles shipped f.o.b. Detroit.
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  • If Free-on-Board is a professional grain gambler, hit him on the head.

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    George P. Upton


British Dictionary definitions for free on board

f.o.b.

FOB

abbreviation for
  1. free on board

free on board

adjective
  1. (of a shipment of goods) delivered on board ship or other carrier without charge to the buyerAbbreviation: FOB, f.o.b. Compare free alongside ship
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